25 Easy Lifehacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Posted by , Updated on October 8, 2018

People constantly find clever ways to make things easier for them. They turn ordinary tools into things with more relevant uses, coming up with faster processes other than the already fast process we normally follow. In the end, these easy lifehacks are basically just using common sense to get through daily chores. With ingenuity, creativity, and sometimes simple practicality, these 25 Easy Lifehacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner were developed to help you keep your lives stress-free.

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Recycled Uncooked Pasta Keepers

pringleshttp://iamchiq.fooyoh.com/

Sure there are a lot of pasta keepers you can buy at the grocers, but why spend extra for those when potato chip canisters can keep them dry, too? Think about it, these canisters are made to keep your potato chips fresh and crisp even after you’ve already opened it, so it’s going to work that way with your pasta, too.

24

Chopsticks...not just for sushi

chopstickshttps://www.awesomeinventions.com/cool-life-hacks/

This one may sound a little strange, but trust us. Don’t you hate how your fingers get all coated with that orange stuff after chowing down on some Cheetos? (Some may say that orange stuff is cheese, but we’re not actually too sure. Whatever it is, it’s delicious!) The solution? Chopsticks! It may even give you a hint of sophistication.

23

Heating up Leftover Pizza in the Microwave

pizza in microwavehttp://imgur.com/

A small amount of water in a glass with your pizza when heated in a microwave can keep your pizza crusts crunchy in the outside and soft in the inside. Sprinkling water on your bread before heating can also keep it from turning tough and stone hard.

22

Finding Missing Jewelry

vacuum hosewww.instructables.com

Ever lost a teeny piece of earring on your faux fur rug or in any hard to reach crevice? Tie a pantyhose on the end of a vacuum hose and aim it on the possible places where it ended up. If it’s really there as you suspect it, then the stocking would filter it while being sucked up by the vacuum.

21

Storing Cleaning Supplies

hanging shoe rackhttp://lifehacker.com/

Not only are they dangerous for kids, quite often they get disorganized and end up in one big mess. A hanging shoe rack is one way to solve your problem…Just be sure to hang it on a door where the kids can’t get to it, like in a garage or storage area. 



20

Painting With Limited Mess

paint canwww.stufftotweet.com

To create less mess, slip a wide rubber band in the cross section of your paint can. It’s less messier to leave the brush on it, allowing the excess paint to drip in the can. Sliding it on the inner rim of the can obviously will cause the excess paint to easily drip on the sides.

19

Crunchy Taco Bowls

upside down muffin tinwww.emilybites.com

In need of a good taco bowl but don’t want to go out? Coat preheated tortillas with cooking spray and nestle them in between the 4 cups of the upturned muffin tray. Bake for 15 minutes and you’ll have crunchy taco bowls that are evenly browned and formed.

18

Folding Fitted Bed Sheets

folding fitted sheetwww.theenglishhomecompany.com

Folding fitted bed sheets can be pretty annoying. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Follow the steps in the illustration and your fitted sheets won’t be so annoyingly bulky after you fold them.

17

Organizing Power Cords

bread clipwww.apartmenttherapy.com

Bread clips aren’t just for making sure your loaves of bread are still fresh while in storage. You can attach them on cords so it’s easy for you to figure out which cord is what without tugging at them and see where it is connected to. You can have them color coded or just write on them with a marker.

16

Tangle-free wires

hair clipshttp://duchessofdeclutter.wordpress.com/

Speaking of cords and wires, hair clips aren’t just meant to keep your hair in place. It can clip on anything. With that in mind, you might as well take advantage of unused hair clips to keep your wires in order with them. With these two tips, your cables will be labeled and neatly put together!

15

Condiment Tray

messy condiment bottlehttp://deannasstuff.blogspot.com/

Rather than dealing with all the condiment bottles during a BBQ or party, muffin trays can come in handy to organize them all. You’ll only have one container to put in all the mustard, ketchup, pickles and the rest to simply wash and put away.  

14

Pancake Batter Squirting Bottles

stack of pancakeshttp://www.homehacks.com/

Making pancakes can be messy and wasteful with the bits of batter dripping on the sides of the bowl after you pour some on the pan. To make your mornings brighter and less tedious, use a funnel to transfer the batter in an empty ketchup bottle and just squirt the batter on the pan. You can even store the rest the leftover batter, if there’s any, in the fridge safely with the lid tightly in place.

13

Hammering without stubbed fingers

clothespinhttp://myusefulideas.com/

By using a clothespin while you hammer in nails, you can easily safe guard your appendages.

12

How to Stack Your Clothes in a Drawer Cabinet

messy dresser drawerwww.bellaorganizing.com

That moment when you pull a shirt from the bottom of the pile and everything else gets toppled over is pretty annoying, right? Well here’s a secret: stack them horizontally.

11

Heating Food Faster in a Microwave

microwavewww.reddit.com

If your food is really frozen and you’re in a hurry, thaw it for a minute or two until it’s soft enough to dig a hole in the middle and push the food to the sides of the plate. Doing this will distribute the heat better than heating it in a mound on your plate.

10

Saving Old Soap Slivers

soaphttp://w6lsn.com/

That tiny sliver of soap doesn’t need to go into the trash. After all, it’s still soap and still useful. Stick it on the side of the new soap after soaking it in a little warm water to make it soft and pliable so it doesn’t go to waste.

9

Chilling Wine Without Watering It Down

frozen grapeswww.lifehacker.com.au

Short of using more expensive technology, freezing grapes and using them to chill your wine will keep it from getting watered down and still achieve the desired effect. 

8

How to Fill A Container with Water Through the Sink

blue dust panwww.lifehacker.com.au

Ever been in a dilemma of putting water in a pail or any container when all you have is the faucet in the sink to fetch water from? Place a clean dustpan under the running water, allowing the water to run from the dustpan, down the handle, and into your bucket. Note you’ll need to use a dustpan that has a spot for an attached brush. This could be the best use of a dustpan other than of course collecting dust while sweeping. Really smart.

7

Opening Clamshell Packs

frustrated woman trying to open clamshell packagewww.wikihow.com

Prying open those tough plastic clamshell packs can destroy your scissors and even possibly your dignity. Best practice? Use a can opener. It works wonders.

6

Hands-free Oreo Cookie Dunk

oreohttp://food-hacks.wonderhowto.com/

It’s not just an Oreo cookie that is best eaten after dunking it in a glass of milk. You can do that it with other cookies as well. Stick a fork in the middle, right through the filling and dunk it in with class.

5

Flossing Cakes, Cheeses, and Other Yummy Stuff

flosswww.graciousrain.com

There are specially coated knives that can cut through the moistest cake or softest cheese and not have any pieces of it stuck to the sides of that cutlery. But who needs those when you have an unscented dental floss lying around? Great for clean and even slices anytime.

4

How to Keep It From Boiling Over

wooden spoon over pothttp://teachmeawesome.com/

If you lay a wood spoon across a pot while the water is boiling, it’ll prevent it from overflowing.

3

How to Remember Who Borrowed What

picturewww.apartmenttherapy.com

This may sound dumb, but just take a picture. Besides, it’ll make you feel official.

2

Amazing Eggyolks Separator

egg yolkwww.mnn.com

If you’re quick with your hands and you’ve mastered the art of separating the yolk from the whites, then good for you. Or if you’ve purchased those egg yolk separators in the market, then well, even better. But if you don’t have any of those, then any squeezable bottle like a mineral water bottle would work amazingly. Just squeeze the bottle, hold it over the egg yolk and let go. The suction from the bottle will pull the egg yolk away from the egg white. 

1

Grapefruit Cleaner

grapefruithttp://mentalfloss.com/article/544976/life-hacks-make-8-household-chores-easier

Have an extra grapefruit in your kitchen? Did you know you could use it to clean your bathtub? Well, you can! Simply wet down your tub, sprinkle salt, and cut open that grapefruit and use it to scrub your tub. There are fewer harsh chemicals, it works wonders, and will leave your bathroom smelling refreshing.

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